In 2016, two of our founders were having issues with photosensitivity due to blast exposure from past deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Highly determined we constantly searched for the perfect sunglasses that fit our needs. This began a process of doing in-depth research on sensation disparity between polycarbonate solid and gradient tint, different polarization levels and the amount of eye strain that extra layers and anti-reflective coatings can cause if not properly calibrated.
Finally, after constantly researching and learning about sunglasses due to necessity, we had an epiphany:
“why don’t we just make our own sunglasses?”
AND SO IT BEGAN...
Veteran owned & operated
Our small group comprised of Marine Raiders, Riflemen and scientists were not only highly experience world travelers, but outliers unhappy with the status quo.
After bouncing between Southern California, Asia, and a few countries in Europe, we finally landed at the doorstep of a manufacture.
Fast forward to 2018. We started with small limited releases. Each time taking the feedback from our tribe and making improvements. Bolt & Arrow is a small contingent, passionate about producing quality goods with second to none customer service at a reasonable price.